Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 54 - Behavioral Biology - Figure 54.27 - Data Analysis: 2


No, the scattered dots used in Fig. 54.27 show that there is variation. The number of mates would probably vary with other traits as well.

Work Step by Step

The key is to see that the line in Fig. 54.27 is a best fit for a number of points which are not exactly on the line--there is variation from the line there and would probably be among males with 155 eyespots.
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